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for both parties. with just 28 days until election day, scott joins us with more. >> you can look at the trail and say another day of campaigning and another day of virginia in the spotlight, and that is true, but there is a new level of evidence tighter. the first lady pleading with virginians tonight. >> are we going to keep this country moving forward? her husband last night said we can only win if we keep moving forward. >> a sizable eight point lead for obama in september has vanished. the race is deadlocked among registered voters and among likely voters, a four point lead for romney. it seems romney has showed his more personal, softer side. >> the 14-year-old son had been diagnosed with leukemia. it became clear there was not going to be a cure, so i met with david, became his friend. >> this is the latest ad approved by the president himself. >> criminals gluttons of greed and the evil genius who towered over them? one man with the guts to speak his name. >> big bird. >> big bird. >> sesame workshop has now asked that that ad be taken down since it wants to remain apoliti
entrance. there are a lot of police on the scene. the police chief just gave us an update. it was about 4:00 when witnesses reported hearing between five and seven gunshots. police cordoned off a dozen blocks and they found that 18- year-old an alleyway, suffering from gunshot wounds. neighbors say he just turned 81 months ago spoke with us a few moments ago and as far as a motive, she says that's being investigated. when it comes to searching for suspects, she has a very little. >> this is a busy time of afternoon. the broad daylight. anybody you may have seen something around 4:00 this afternoon, whether its persons running from the area or suspicious activity, please call us. >> this is directly across street from gallaudet university. at no point was the school put on a block down. >> fairfax county police say a serial fondler has more victims than first thought. they save six assaults have been reported in the springfield area. a 25-year-old woman says she was at the bus stop between september 9 and 13th when a man came up behind her, groped her and ran off. the woman ca
taken more lives in afghanistan. he ran a motorcycle packed with explosives into a u.s. afghan patrol not far from the border. this follows on the heels of an attack by a armed forces on americans over the weekend. the creator of the anti-muslim film -- or at least a trailer -- has a new county on his head. pakastani lawmakers are offering two hundred thousand dollars to anyone who kills him. another man had previously offered $100,000. he is currently in jail for violating the terms of his probation. >> a judge has continued the case of a man accused of murdering a school superintendent in upstate new york. anthony taglianetti is accused of killing school superintendent keith reed. >> a college professor described as the residence santa claus is dead following a car accident. a carpet jumped the sidewalk and hit the 60-year-old as he walked his dog. rhett leverett a history professor at marymount university. police believe the medical episode cause the driver to crash. >> there is a movement to provide more safe parking for the disabled. one in 10 meters are being converted to redtop
for it. >> remember, you can watch the debate right here. our coverage begins at 9:00. tell us what you think of the debate as well by logging onto wjla.com. if you have not used our instant reaction before, we will show you how later in the newscast. >> continues in the battleground state of virginia. crowds are gathering right now in fredericksburg at a rally hosted by republican vice- presidential nominee paul ryan. that is expected to begin in about half an hour. earlier today, ryan was in lynchburg. he told the audience there is up to them to turn the state read come election day. mitt romney will make stops across virginia tomorrow. >> is a complaint from everyone. you get a ticket from a speed camera and the fine is too high. some members of the d.c. council are pushing to lower the fines. what would that do to the city's bottom line? sam has more. >> the city currently has about 100 of the speed and red light cameras generating about $85 million a year and it is about to install about 100 more devices that will fine you for running a stop sign or blocking a crosswalk during grid
. instead, he is somewhere waiting for us to find him. >> until we see evidence he planned to run away, it does not make sense. >> the early evidence is the abandoned car they found a couple of water bottles inside, leading them to wonder if he was with someone else. >> the university committee is preparing to remember a history professor. he was walking his dog when he was hit by a car and killed. police say the driver of the car had a medical emergency the cost of the rack. there will be a visitation for him tomorrow. marymount university will have a ber 17. are trying to figure out what caused a fire. there is no official cause but neighbors say an electrical outlet sparked the blaze last night. they also credit paul for helping people to make it out of the burning building. he saw smoke but slipped and fell. he is still in the hospital. his son says he is awake. >> still to come, skyrocketing gas prices for part of the nation. where the prices are hitting the roof. >> and we will tell you where you can get a major price break on appliances thanks to a tax holiday. >> american airli
. able to watch the debate tomorrow. coverage begins at 9:00. while you're watching, let us what you think about what the president and governor romney are saying. >> after the debate of course, to battleground virginia. but the president and his stops in the make old dominion. first, paul ryan will make a fredericksburg. then mitt romney will post- debate rally in leesburg. president obama will visit the area on friday, but the exact is not reveal. if you have not registered to vote, you are out of luck. in maryland, you have to register tomorrow. ofa trial over alleged abuse powers. shows prince george's county officers john mckenna. after marylande duke in a basketball came. game.aking -- basketball breaking news about the in montana. that were missing for days and montana's glacier national park. that nealnd says and jason hiser have been found and are safe. family members notified authorities after they failed to show up at the airport. we are told that the men walked out of the woods on their own. we will have more at 11:00. a new chapter in the over anrsy metroisement in sever
job training takes us to over 12 million new jobs. i'mitt romney, and i approve this message. take away his toys and he'll play with a stick. take away their bikes and they'll still find a way to get where they're going. but if take you away early childhood education... slash k-12 funding... and cut college aid for middle class families ... they won't g go far. yet that's exactly what mitt romney wants to do... ...to pay for a $250,000 tax break for multi-millionaires. if mitt romney wins, the middle class loses. priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. >> you are watching abc 7 news at 6, on your side. >> a firsthand look at the labor issues plaguing american airlines. >> we were at reagan national this morning where pilots were picketing. they're pushing to secure new contracts. it is the latest issue plaguing the airlines on top of maintenance problems that are causing a number of delays and cancellations. the airline sent us a statement today. american airlines had said it is working to ensure the current problems will not affect hol
joins us on the stormst position. >> that is all we are talking it is such an weathe5ronfluence of that could create historic conditions. the latest satellite image, the circulation southeast of category 2 105 mop or wind, -- 10 5 mile per the east, moving to northeast. exactly where. the storm track is between new jersey.that this may get weaker, but even when it makes landfall, it will more into the extra tropical, mega storm we have been talking about. sunday night through tuesday, we are expecting threats of excessive , high and damaging wind, associated power outages, and flooding on the coast. >> thankou, doug. we continue team coverage with many preparations underway washington area. jennifer donelan is live in northeast washington. she >> has how we are battening down in the metro area. >> this will be the problem away the coast. look at all of these leaves. the leaves are coming down. the possibility is very real e clawedcould have som storm drains. mean even more flooding. in college park, pepco crews out ahead of what may be a blowout from hurricane sandy. >> i'm very
descended on myth of vichythis e crashed into a fence. we thought it was going to be guy and then use of a female knew it was a check. from manassas is onieved to have led police plus mile an hour chase into maryland where she pulled into walter reed. >> she pulled in and made a u- the security gate ad became involved in property damage collision. officersone of the her, another officer opened fire. she dodged the bullet and cut off. appeared to be biting or so which she spat out on roadway. she wound up on an industrial stretch. it was banged up like she ran into a bunch of things. she was going as fast as she could, 20 miles an hour on a rim that was destroyed. >> u.s. taken into custody and then taken to hospital for a psychological evaluation. what motivated this case is still a mystery. >> thank you. other problems on a roadway a leaking propane on the bayraffic to help in both directions. incident started around 4:00. e to contain the leak and traffic was open within the last hour. prince george's county police officers have a new tool for combating domestic violence. the lieute
. ticketedmera alone has than 100,000 drivers and $11 million in fines. ford joins us live with more on these cameras. >> if you ask the city's police department, they will say the cameras have forced motorists to drive slower in the city. however, if you ask aaa and motorist pang tickets between say that250, they will cases, it isese about revenue. call it the $9 million camera, the revenue the single camera at near the wilson the d.c.ought to government in the fiscal year that just ended. >> i did moved back here about a couple of months ago. he just moved back from california. >> minutes later in the other i-395. him on welcome home. numbers show that in fiscal year made $85 million on traffic cameras all lu. -- alone. 32% then d.c. made a year ago. >> they probably cannot live without it. to this now addicted revenue. almost $200 million a year. >> d.c. police planted fatality statistics. years, a 56% 10 decrease in traffic fatalities. 16 so far in 2012. even so, speed camera finds -- >> the amounts are so real, they are too much. d.c. council members of would cut the fines to $5
kill us all look the temperatures and how things will go tonight. >> everybody north and west of washington is as low as 32. 30 -- 40's elsewhere. at the moment, 41 in winchester. a little milder to the south in the low to mid-50's. all these temperatures are lower than average. 55 is the best we could do it reagan national. 51 at dulles. we have an upper layer disturbance coming through. we will keep an eye on that. we will look ahead to warmer days in our forecast coming up in just a bit. >> thank you some much, doug. remember, you can track the temperatures in your town online at wjla.com and the stormwatch 7 app on your smartphone. and in the race for president mitt romney is crisscrossing the old dominion. >> that's right. this is his second stop in a virginia at newport news. this comes out -- as polls show the race between romney and president obama are in a dead heat. >> a poll taken after last week's debate shows running getting a bounce in the polls. that same gallup poll shows that voters thought overwhelmingly romney won that debate, the biggest debate when ever re
for the u.s. postal service. they will not be able to borrow any more money. they have reached the $15 billion debt limit. a they will be able to only borrow money from the u.s. treasury as opposed to private banks. the have been borrowing billions from taxpayers to make up for shortfalls. still to come on abc 7 news at 6, some shutdowns at the university of phoenix. we will tell you what's going on there. >> lovely traffic on the beltway. soon, you'll be able to pay a toll to move a lot faster. how much will it cost? we learned a lot more about that today. >> 64 degrees and clear skies in arlington. some changes coming our way. temperatures up and down some thunderstorms, too. we will [ mitt romney ] look at the evidence of theast four years. we've got 23 million people out of work or stopped looking for work. they're suffering in this country. the president would prefer raising taxes. the problem wh raising taxes is that it slows downn the rate of growth. i'm not going to raise taxes on anyone because when the economy's growing slow like this, when we're in recession
news and wjla.com for the latest on sandy's aftermath and send us your damage pictures. >> the hunt is on in virginia tonight for a man accused of throwing pipe bombs at three stafford county homes. his targets -- a stafford county detective and a deputy. the sheriff's office along with state and federal agencies say laurence stewart tossed the first pipe bomb around 7:00 yesterday morning, and the second half an hour later. while there was some damage to some of the homes, nobody was hurt. police say the 25-year-old man is armed dangerous, and possibly carrying explosives. >> a 15-year-old girl in maryland is dead tonight. she was killed on her way to school. she was hit by a car while crossing germantown road and was. drive, steps away from seneca valley high school. police say the 10th grader was not on a crosswalk and the driver of the vehicle had a green light. they spoke with christina's mother, who believes the driver may not have seen her daughter. >> it was dark, and she had on all black. the car, i guess may be they did not see her. >> friends say they will remember her un
afraid there will increasing power outages. the flooding will stay with us for several days. expected to improve anytime soon. brad has been in ocean city, md., sandy first arrived. some shelterg right now. i thought this was going to calm down. in fact, the wind speed has storm hasbecause the tooser as it came shore in new jersey. ,t is nasty looking, certainly are about half the what they were when [inaudible] blowing in.n stille you can see which way the wind blowing. are heading toward another in a few hours. we had a high tide this morning at 8:00 that was pretty dramatic. up and overoming the sea wall. pretty substantial. this is an example of the power of those waves. is one of the benches they very heavy cast-iron bench. it was drawn into this garden. as was this bench. another one over there. it is pretty much like that up and down the boardwalk. you can see some of the debris out here. you can see the sand starting to on the boardwalk as the and thecomes exposed comes walking around the buildings. -- would been around the buildings. about theconcern flooding and there was a
on his behalf today. >> are enemy's fear us and allies us less and our trust us less. >> the present will claim the end ofccesses in iraq war and the killing of bin laden. these are important events. it helps to understand exactly of these candidate has dawned. that is why the president is to tonight.ard >> democrats say advantage obama this new ad today. >> the clear choice, president obama into the iraq war. leftromney would have there.troops >> the tagline on that ad is, fighting over there and start rebuilding here. it is about the economy. this is about foreign-policy. the economy is still the number- one issue. the'll be able to watch abc 7, coverage begins at 9:00. you can tell us what you think debate with the instant reaction feature of our website. wjla.com/react with your computer or compatible smart phone and give us your opinion. the running mates are out there on the campaign trail. joe biden is an ohio. he said his opponents is positions when it comes to cuts to the federal budget. ryan is in colorado tonight. he promises that mitt romney not cut the country's budget a
with non life- threatening injuries. so far, the police have not told us a lot. we know a little after 3:00, the officer was northbound on branch avenue at the time of the collision. he was taken to southern maryland hospital, which is about 200 yards from the scene of this accident. we understand the other person transported, the driver of the second vehicle, taken to a hospital with non-life injuries.g now, there are dozens of police officers who have gathered at southern maryland hospital, open to find out word happened to their colleague, the driver of the crashed police cruiser. at this point, we don't know his condition. they have a briefing about 15 now, so we're to get information. the chief of police will be speaking, the county director safety, and the fraternal order of police president. route 5, southbound, it is open, two lanes at the accident scene, which is branch avenue road.rratts northbound lanes are closed from a mile in each direction around surratt's road. northbound, find another way to get north. road will be closed quite time. the big question, not the condition o
, the candidates prepping ahead of the third and final debate. to watch it one 9:00 andday night to let us knowe what to think about what they are saying by logging onto the oftant reaction page wjla.com on your computer or smartphone. >> president obama's debate him raise ahelped record amount of money. obama campaign confirms it biggest single fund- raising day on wednesday. numbers have not been released. includes fund-raising during campaign as well. >> new developments in the involving a police officer. the officer was not wearing his belt at the time of the crash. bowden died when his cruiser slammed into a poll yesterday. friends and colleagues reflect his life and career. suzanne kennedy joins us from headquarters in oxon hill. >> this was the second time in two months that the prince polices county department has been in a state mourning.nd they learned what factors may have contributed to his death. when police officer kevin pole, hegned into this s speeding and not wearing a seatbelt. happened around 3:00 and was caused by the suv that crossed several lines and into the path of the cr
of furniture weather center. get used to the clouds the next days. monday, tuesday, that would be the time frame for the most dramatic effects from sandy. is weakening now, but all the hurricaneom it willuggests again to hurricane status after it diminishes a bit.e at monday,ng tuesday, making landfall some -- somewhere along the mid-atlantic coast line at afternoon. top went right out of 75. the expectation still on is a good day to finish storm preparations. sunday, shower in the morning, a better chance at night. developing through the day is whennd tuesday, that rainll have the heaviest wind, gustyt showers leftover into tuesday wednesday. the leaves, if you live by the the bay, astronomical tides. be an issue.d downed trees, power outages. the all of these things to start about.g jennifer donelan has been in how residentsee for thearing of a big blow from the storm. what is up? different tone, day closer to the weekend. metro station at federal triangle. overnight, metro crews placed around the greats. the concern is flooding in the would overflow through below into the .etro transit
. clouds are still hanging around this hour. is any more rain headed out this weekend? doug hill joins us with a look evening forecast. >> most of the rain is out of now.rea right most of the shower activity is area.ast of the some drizzle and fog is the story. over 3.5 inches at culpeper and almost 2.5 gaithersburg. most of the rain will stay south , but theof the city fog is the story. declining visibility and very tonight and early tomorrow. all kinds of stuff is coming up for you in a few minutes. a story from nw washington tonight. americane students at were assaulted near campus. l the attacks happened in the evening orn the late early morning. the women were walking in the n massachusetts avenue when someone walked up behind them and wrote them. -- groped them. texting years after the beltway sniper attacks, we are remembering that event. gripped the area four weeks as john allen muhammad and lee killed 10 people and injured 13. >> going in picking up your , it was from school scary. >> parking in the parking lot see ifking around to .anse are any white man >> muhammad was executed
part tory.s is a complicated move and also a surreal view. it used to travel at more than 17,000 miles an hour. it is now moving in only 2 miles an hour. that leisurely pace, it will take two days for the shuttle to travel the 12 miles to reach its destination workers cut down hundreds of trees and dozens of power lines to accommodate the size of the spacecraft. >> it may not be rocket science, ot too far to it. >> he is glad that the shuttle a home. they get a lot of people they go through the california r,ience center every yea people. of >> the wheels on this transport direction. any >> chile tonight -- ochilly tonight. up.ut it will warm a lot of sunshine. some low-to-mid-level clouds. e skies are clear and the wind will diminish. 54 degrees in the upper marlborough. southern frederick county, 53 degrees. it was a pretty nice day. tomorrow, the average high drops 9 degrees. kalid days are ahead. cold night is ahead. overnight --ing cold days are ahead. cold night is a head. e warning overnight. a frost advisory. clouds will be on the way out. high pressure will move in. and we will
a little bit against us. >> they are aiming for one or zingers that stick with voters. i will not make age an issue of this campaign. i am not going to exploit for particle purposes my opponent's youth and inexperience -- not going to exploit for political .urposes >> no domination of eastern europe. willnight's 90 minutes on domesticively with a heavy dose on the following an argument on health care and the role of you arent, and in case sure who comes out on top, pointing outhelp, they consider blunders or from the other side. whatever happens tonight may , becauseevant early.e going up will get the first question tonight, and that means romney will get the at least on stage. maureen? >> thank you so much, scott. our coverage begins tonight with a wrap up at 11:00 -- it begins e debate and then a wrap up at 11:00. smartphone, ayour computer and give us your thoughts. gordon? rubio spent the day campaigning. had a lot of fun with the joe bidenrom yesterday. are saying that is an acknowledgement that a is policies have past four years policiesent obama's failed for the past four years. not
continuing the mountains and a blizzard effect, but for us it is mostly light rain. will this be causing flooding issues? bob ryan has more. >> there are a lot of the flood warnings and watches that are up. to moderate flooding tomorrow with the high tide in annapolis. potomac, that is the e where so much rain came. fortunately a lot of it was ground. by the s around little falls. be a moderate flood crest, one or two feet above the stage, for the potomac. in alexandria, you have the urge-- tidal surge tide. high for triggered treating, it will but chilly. -put faugh- for trick or treating, it will be in the 40's. >> residents of new jersey are working to recover. a huge swell of water hit after e broke. had been evacuated. in national guard brought in people to a staging area. towns were under four-5 feet of water in 30 minutes. the massive damage in queens, york, after more than 80 last night. fire 200 firefighters worked to the flames under control, but the it tough for them close enough. at least two hurt and they say started by downed wires and high winds. still ahead, the rain and
women in springfield -- a sketch of the believed us all to five women in springfield. on last two attacks happened hidden avenue. e other three in the nearby area. we showed the sketch to residents of the arab today. the community is that -- of the today. is on high alert. strong was released from jail. gonzales is now charged with murder.d accused of beating the 72- old man with a baseball t last month in an effort to take his wallet. the victim was hospitalized. >> a day in court for a young man involved in a fiery police pursuit in chevy chase. you might remember three people died in the crash. the fourth person in that car is trial for car theft. brad bell is live at the county courthouse. by all accounts, was incredibly lucky to survive that. of his friends perished. prosecutors say richardson needs to pay the price for his role in the door ride that night in a stolen car. that night in a stolen car. only one would survive. today, that love survivor is on that love survivor is for car theft. >> he just got caught up in a situation. >> this case has become about n just a car t
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